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Celeon999
03-20-2007, 10:58 AM
Out now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Official Release Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dpmizxWolA)

Realjambo
03-20-2007, 11:08 AM
My voice over came out quite well I thought. I sound quite grown up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Seriously, that was good! I wonder if it was especially written or is it an old war poem or something?

Celeon999
03-20-2007, 11:22 AM
Im pretty sure they took "the thin red line" as inspiration for this trailer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Great http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

One of my fav war movies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thin red line trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0WSQ4Gi58o)

RedTerex
03-20-2007, 12:32 PM
That voice over??? he sounds like he is either just getting over being inebriated the night before , taking anti-depressants or just cant be bothered to read the script.

Apart from that it looks OK...I guess...amazing what goes through these marketing guys minds isnt it !

WilhelmSchulz.
03-20-2007, 12:57 PM
Dont like it. I liked the orignal better. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

nstutt
03-20-2007, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Im pretty sure they took "the thin red line" as inspiration for this trailer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Great http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

One of my fav war movies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thin red line trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0WSQ4Gi58o)
The thin red line was right rubbish. I thought it was about Napoleonic Warfare not modern warfare. Why on earth would they call it thin red line twhen that term refers to the line of British soldiers during the Napoleonic period. Stupid! I hate it when Hoolywood tries to rewrite historical facts and this is a good example of just throwing a title at a film which makes no sense.

VikingGrandad
03-20-2007, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by RedTerex:
That voice over??? he sounds like he is either just getting over being inebriated the night before , taking anti-depressants or just cant be bothered to read the script.

I agree! Very odd. I gave up listening to the words and just watched the visuals, which mostly look really good (apart from some bits which look liked they've been speeded up).

The big Japanese warship signalling at night looked particularly impressive.

growlerxmg
03-20-2007, 05:19 PM
The poem read in the voice over of the SHIV trailer is On Time, by John Milton, and was written sometime between 1633 and 1634.

I almost forgot to mention that it is the single best reading of that poem that I have ever heard.

Realjambo
03-20-2007, 05:26 PM
apart from some bits which look liked they've been speeded up


Yes, quite noticable.

VikingGrandad
03-20-2007, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by nstutt:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Im pretty sure they took "the thin red line" as inspiration for this trailer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Great http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

One of my fav war movies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thin red line trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0WSQ4Gi58o)
The thin red line was right rubbish. I thought it was about Napoleonic Warfare not modern warfare. Why on earth would they call it thin red line twhen that term refers to the line of British soldiers during the Napoleonic period. Stupid! I hate it when Hoolywood tries to rewrite historical facts and this is a good example of just throwing a title at a film which makes no sense. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The film title is not a direct reference to the famous Crimean battle. The film is based on the 1962 novel 'The Thin Red Line' by James Jones. The book's title is a reference to a line from the Rudyard Kipling poem 'Tommy', about the life of WW1 British soldiers, which is quoted at the beginning of the book.

Far from trying to "rewrite historical facts", the book's author served in the US Infantry during World War II, and was injured in the Battle of Guadalcanal.

banzai_billy
03-20-2007, 05:31 PM
Wasn't that what the thin red line was? i watched it two weeks ago. Guadacanal. Makes sense with that Japanese and all?

Yen Lo
03-20-2007, 05:56 PM
WOW!!!
That was intense and weird too.

gazs_sub
03-20-2007, 08:10 PM
Hmm yeah that voice is biazarre eh? Definitely sounds like some random guy the morning after a big one.

Though, get used to it boys! - its also the intro movie to the game.

MG08x15
03-20-2007, 10:33 PM
Seriously, that was good! I wonder if it was especially written or is it an old war poem or something?

It was awful! Fly Envious Time is not one of Milton's better poems. That is why so few know it. With all that is in Paradise Lost someone comes up with this that has nothing to do with the United States, World War 2, or the game? The reader was poor indeed. It was completely out of place. It even left me feeling angry. I'm going to find a way to delete it first thing. I may have to live with bugs, but I will not suffer this.

Celeon999
03-21-2007, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by banzai_billy:
Wasn't that what the thin red line was? i watched it two weeks ago. Guadacanal. Makes sense with that Japanese and all?


Yes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


It also has a purpose why the name Guadalcanal is not mentioned a single time in the movie.

Its just completely unimportant what the name of the island is and why they and the Japanese are there.

It shows the perspective of the soldiers and what they were thinking. They gave a damn about names or strategical necessarities which they didnt understood anyway. That is of importance to you when you sit in war room and look on a map, far away from the battle and danger.

Completely other thoughts were of importance for the soldiers and thats why that is the only thing of importance in that movie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Its more : Why am i here ? Why are they here ? Why do we do that to each other ? How and why do we make something so horrible on a place such as peaceful and beautiful as this one here. Is that normal ?

Is that the way it has to be or a we trapped in our own self-made little hell and cant get out of it because we dont even know that we keep ourselves in it and cant therefore do anything about it until we wake up and see ?

We and they could just stop it and go home if all would agree to do so, but we stay and fight on although its hell for us. What makes us go on if it could be so easy to avoid this hell for all of us ?


A masterpiece for those who like to look underneath the superficial surface. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

silent_killer_8
03-21-2007, 05:11 AM
Originally posted by nstutt:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Im pretty sure they took "the thin red line" as inspiration for this trailer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Great http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

One of my fav war movies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thin red line trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0WSQ4Gi58o)
The thin red line was right rubbish. I thought it was about Napoleonic Warfare not modern warfare. Why on earth would they call it thin red line twhen that term refers to the line of British soldiers during the Napoleonic period. Stupid! I hate it when Hoolywood tries to rewrite historical facts and this is a good example of just throwing a title at a film which makes no sense. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Thin Red Line was British alright, but not in Napoleon wars, but in the Crimean War at the battle of Balaklava in 1854, of which they repelled a Russian Cavalry charge in only 2 volleys.

S!

SK